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Picture yourself spending some time with congenial friends, sharing your lives and pictures from your cell phones." They're curious about that cool game, song, movie, camping trip, art show, or other event that fascinated you. You talk about all kinds of stuff, poetry, styles, personal achievements, relationships, and bad days. You can share your inner child, and laugh together. They sympathetically listen to your feelings about serious topics like politics or climate change, even when they don't agree.

Personal validation comes from paying attention to one another, giving more than you get. Everyone respects you and themselves, despite our amazing range of personal tastes and interests. They'll tell you they don't agree with an idea or behavior without implying you're a bad person or somehow deficient. It's an "I'm OK, You're OK" kind of fellowship, where nobody tries to make himself look better by picking on somebody else.

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The Burial Waltz

Started by Donatien Alphonse François. Last reply by Donatien Alphonse François Apr 26. 4 Replies

Hi everyone,It was almost a half-century ago, at age 15 or so, that I encountered one of the more important influences in my life: a crazy group of poets/musicians who called themselves The Fugs.They had a huge impact on me in that, though raised in…Continue

Some William Blake to Ponder

Started by Donatien Alphonse François. Last reply by Donatien Alphonse François Apr 25. 6 Replies

Hello all,I'm new here, and so hope this isn't old hat. But, I just had to point you toward a marvelous poem by William Blake in case you've never read it. Despite his sometimes heavily tinged biblical references in his other art and poetry, this…Continue

God's Not Dead - The Christian Persecution Complex (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Annie Willis Apr 20. 7 Replies

Doubtless most if not all of you have heard about that sorry piece of cinema known as God's Not Dead, and perhaps its sequel, cleverly entitled: God's Not Dead 2 (wow, how original!).  Personally, I have wasted neither time nor money on either,…Continue

Tags: God's Not Dead, patheos, Neil Carter, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

Confirmed: flagged by religious people for "bullying."

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Loren Miller Apr 19. 4 Replies

According to Seth Andrews @SethAndrewsTTA  Apr 16"Confirmed. TTA was flagged by religious people for "bullying." Apparently, criticism and skepticism = persecution. #GodHatesFacts"Others reported as "Flagged" and taken off line: @The Thinking…Continue

Tags: @SethAndrewsTTA, @morehead_sarah, @Matt_Dillahunty, @jteberhard, confirmed

The Value of Atheist Nexus ... and of Keeping Contact

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Apr 17. 13 Replies

I don't know about you, but the last 24+ hours were VERY uncomfortable for me.  Why?  Because something I value a LOT, being Atheist Nexus and the people I care about on A|N were temporarily unavailable to me.  No, we're not Facebook; I don't think…Continue

Tags: maintenance, community, availability, Atheist Nexus

Atheist Pig STRIKES AGAIN!!!

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Qiana-Maieev Apr 5. 1 Reply

There's no getting around it, Atheist Pig is fast becoming my fave secular comic, and as evidence, I refer you to the following.  Jesus and Mo had better watch their respective asses, 'cuz they got a porker coming up on the outside, and I'm pretty…Continue

Tags: Atheist Pig

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Comment by Joan Denoo on April 13, 2015 at 10:18pm

have been unable to read. hallucinating.

Comment by Ian Mason on April 13, 2015 at 10:06pm

Stole the "stuffed" dogs, Loren.

Comment by Ian Mason on April 13, 2015 at 10:05pm

Truly sorry to hear that, Joan.

Comment by Deidre on April 13, 2015 at 10:04pm

Sorry to hear Joan that you fell. Oh my gosh, I will be thinking of you ...sending healing vibes your way. Hope you recover soon. 

Comment by Grinning Cat on April 13, 2015 at 6:56pm

Bertold, thanks for the laugh! (Tim Minchin jokingly hoped that evolution-deniers "might just float the fuck away.")

Joan, I too hope you're better SOON!

(image by Alarob)

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on April 13, 2015 at 5:11pm

Joan - so sorry to hear of your mishap! Remember, gravity is "only a theory."

Comment by Pat on April 13, 2015 at 4:38pm

Joan. There's got to be a better way to get people to wait on you! Seriously, take care and get better soon.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on April 13, 2015 at 4:16pm

Oh no! Joan! Life is too unfair.

I hope laura takes good care of you.

Funny, Lauren. Thanks for the laugh.

Comment by Loren Miller on April 13, 2015 at 2:38pm

OUCH!!!  Terribly sorry to hear about your fall, Joan!  Please get well YESTERDAY!!!

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 13, 2015 at 2:36pm

April 9 I fell, landed on my face and left torso, broke my arm and a bunch of ribs. Oxycodone did its best to murder me, and lost. I am at laura's, getting excellent care.. 

thank goodness for Grammarly

 

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